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Coyotes sign general manager Don Maloney to long-term deal
Sat, 25 May 2013 17:31:42 +0000
Glendale, AZ, United States (4E Sports) - The Phoenix Coyotes have signed executive vice president and general manager Don Maloney to a long-term contract extension but did not disclose terms of the deal as per club policy.
"We are very pleased that Don has agreed to sign a long-term contract extension with the Coyotes," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said on behalf of the league, which owns the franchise."
"Since joining the team in 2007, Don has done an outstanding job managing his team and building a competitive roster that has produced on the ice, even given less than ideal circumstances off the ice," Daly added.
With the new deal, Daly said the NHL remains committed to securing the Coyotes' future in Glendale under new ownership.
In six seasons under Maloney, the Coyotes have posted an impressive record of 230-172-56 including qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs three times.
"I am grateful to continue working for this franchise," said Maloney. "We have a strong core of talented people, both on and off the ice, who are committed to building a championship team and a first class organization."
In 2011-12, Maloney led the Coyotes to a 42-27-13 record and 97 points, securing their first division championship en route to the franchise's first appearance in the Western Conference Final.
It marked the first time in franchise history that the Coyotes had recorded three consecutive seasons with 40-plus wins.
In addition, the Coyotes reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third consecutive year, marking the first time the franchise qualified for the postseason in three or more straight seasons since the team clinched a playoff berth from 1996-2000.
Maloney received the inaugural NHL General Manager of the Year Award following the 2009-10 season after steering the Coyotes to a 50-25-7 record for 107 points, setting franchise records for wins, home wins (29), points, and longest home winning streak (10) while qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2002.
Before joining the Coyotes in 2007, the 54-year-old Maloney spent the previous 10 seasons as a member of the New York Rangers' front office, most recently serving as the team's Vice President of Player Personnel and Assistant General Manager.
As a player, Maloney registered 214 goals, 350 assists and 564 points and 815 penalty minutes in 765 regular season games over 13 NHL seasons with the Rangers, Hartford Whalers and Islanders. He also collected 22 goals, 35 assists and 57 points in 94 career Stanley Cup playoff games.